Hormone Levels That Should Be Checked

Hormone testing is the best way to determine your hormone levels. Without testing and uncovering specific hormone deficiencies or excesses, it becomes easier to make prescription mistakes.

 


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Hormone Levels That Should Be Checked

Symptoms - Reproductive - Female Cycle  

Breast soreness during cycle



 

Unexplained missed periods



Symptoms - Reproductive - General  

Weak sexual desire



 

Vaginal dryness



 

Difficulty conceiving children




Risk factors for Hormone Levels That Should Be Checked

Childhood  

Late/early/delayed puberty onset



Symptoms - Food - Intake  

(Very) low fat/oil intake



Symptoms - Reproductive - General  

History of vaginal dryness




Recommendations for Hormone Levels That Should Be Checked

Lab Tests/Rule-Outs  


Key

Weak or unproven link
Highly recommended

Glossary

Hormones

Chemical substances secreted by a variety of body organs that are carried by the bloodstream and usually influence cells some distance from the source of production. Hormones signal certain enzymes to perform their functions and, in this way, regulate such body functions as blood sugar levels, insulin levels, the menstrual cycle, and growth. These can be prescription, over-the-counter, synthetic or natural agents. Examples include adrenal hormones such as corticosteroids and aldosterone; glucagon, growth hormone, insulin, testosterone, estrogens, progestins, progesterone, DHEA, melatonin, and thyroid hormones such as thyroxine and calcitonin.

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